Traversals of Affect: On Jean-francois Lyotard

April 21, 2016|
Traversals of Affect: On Jean-francois Lyotard by Julie Gaillard
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This volume traces the topic of affect across Lyotard''s corpus and accounts for Lyotard''s crucial and original contribution to the thinking of affect. Highlighting the importance of affect in Lyotard''s philosophy, this work offers a unique contribution to both affect theory and the reception of Lyotard. Affect indeed traverses Lyotard''s philosophical corpus in various ways and under various names: "figure" or "the figural" inDiscourse, Figure, "unbound intensities" in his "libidinal" writings, "the feeling of the différend" inThe Differend, "affect" and "infantia" in his later writings. Across the span of his work, Lyotard insisted on the intractability of affect, on what he would later call the "differend" between affect and articulation. The singular awakening of sensibility, affect both traverses and escapes articulation, discourse, and representation. Lyotard devoted much of his attention to the analysis of this traversal of affect in and through articulation, its transpositions, translations, and transfers. This volume explores Lyotard''s account of affect as it traverses the different fields encompassed by his writings (philosophy, the visual arts, the performing arts, literature, music, politics, psychoanalysis as well as technology and post-human studies).
Julie Gaillardis a doctoral candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Emory University, and an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow at Morehouse College. She is preparing a dissertation on proper names, referentiality and mediality in French literature and arts at the turn of the twenty-first century.Claire Nouvetis ass...
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Title:Traversals of Affect: On Jean-francois LyotardFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1 inPublished:21 avril 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474257887

ISBN - 13:9781474257886

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